Video Nasties Summary

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Title Pic Notes IMDb Listed as nasty Unlisted as nasty current BBFC rating current UK Cuts UK Amazon current MPAA
rating
current
US cuts
US Amazon
Absurd

aka
Horrible

Absurd Blu ray Joe DAmato 1981 Italian horror by Joe D'Amato IMDb

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Nov 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Andy Warhol's Frankenstein

aka
Flesh For Frankenstein

Flesh for Frankenstein DVD cover 1973 Italian/French horror by Paul Morrissey IMDb

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Mar 84 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
X Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
The Anthropophagous Beast

aka
Anthropophagus

Anthropophagus DVD Tisa Farrow

1980 Italian horror by Joe D'Amato IMDb

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Nov 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Axe Axe DVD Lynne Bradley 1977 US horror by Frederick R Friedel IMDb

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Sep 84 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at US Amazon
The Beast In Heat

aka
Hell Camp

SS Hell Camp DVD cover 1977 Italian prison film by Luigi Batzella IMDb Oct 83 DPP 39 Video Nasty Video Nasty R0 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
The Beyond

The Beyond Blu ray

1981 Italian horror by Lucio Fulci IMDb

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Nov 83 Apr 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Blood Bath

Bay of Blood

A Bay of Blood DVD 1971 Italian slasher by Mario Bava IMDb

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Mar 84 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at US Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Blood Feast Blood Feast Blu-ray 1963 US horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis IMDb

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Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at US Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Blood Rites

aka
The Ghastly Ones

Milligan Grindhouse Experience Triple Feature

1969 US horror by Andy Milligan IMDb

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Aug 84 DPP 39 Video Nasty Video Nasty R1 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Bloody Moon Bloody Moon DVD 1981 Spanish/German slasher by Jess Franco IMDb

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Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
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MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
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The Bogey Man

aka
The Boogey Man

Bogey Man DVD Suzanna Love

1980 US video by Ulli Lommel IMDb

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Oct 83 Jul 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
The Burning

Burning Dual Format Blu ray

1981 US/Canada horror by Tony Maylam IMDb

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Oct 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Cannibal Apocalypse Cannibal Apocalypse DVD cover 1980 Italian/Spanish horror by Anthony M Dawson

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Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert BBFC cut
2s
R1 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Cannibal Ferox Cannibal Ferox Director's Cut DVD 1981 Italian video by Umberto Lenzi IMDb

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Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert BBFC cut
6:57s
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Cannibal Holocaust Cannibal Holocaust DVD 1979 Italian adventure by Ruggero Deodato IMDb

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Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert BBFC cut
15s
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
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R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon
The Cannibal Man Cannibal Man DVD 1972 Spanish horror by Eloy de la Iglesia IMDb Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert BBFC cut
3s
R0 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
Cannibal Terror Cannibal Terror DVD Silvia Solar 1981 French video by Allan W Steeve IMDb

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Jul 83 Sep 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
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Blu-ray at US Amazon
Contamination Contamination DVD 1980 Italian horror by Luigi Cozzi IMDb

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Oct 83 Jan 85 15 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
Dead and Buried Dead Buried DVD James Farentino 1981 US video by Gary A Sherman IMDb

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Nov 83 Jan 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
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Blu-ray at US Amazon
Death Trap

Eaten Alive Dual Format Blu ray

1976 US horror by Tobe Hooper IMDb

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Jul 83 Dec 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Deep River Savages
  • Man from Deep River

ASIN

1972 Italian cannibal film by Umberto Lenzi IMDb

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Mar 84 Sep 85 18 cert BBFC cut
3:01s
R1 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
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Delirium Delirium 1979 US drama by Peter Maris IMDb

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Nov 83 May 85 18 cert BBFC cut
16s
       
The Devil Hunter Devil Hunter DVD 1980 Italian/Spanish/West German video by Jess Franco IMDb

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Aug 84 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
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Blu-ray at US Amazon
Don't Go in the House Dont House DVD Dan Grimaldi 1979 US horror film by Joseph Ellison IMDb

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Jul 83 Mar 84 18 cert uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Don't Go in the Woods...Alone!

Dont go in the woods DVD cover

1980 US horror by James Bryan IMDb

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Oct 83 DPP 39 15 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
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Blu-ray at US Amazon
Don't Go Near the Park Dont Go Near the Park DVD cover 1979 US video by Lawrence D Foldes IMDb

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Nov 83 Jul 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
 
MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Don't Look in the Basement Don't Look in the Basement DVD 1973 US horror video by SF Brownrigg IMDb

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Aug 84 Dec 85 15 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
The Driller Killer

Driller Killer Steelbook Blu ray

1979 US film by Abel Ferrara IMDb

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Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
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RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
The Evil Dead Evil Dead 1982 US horror by Sam Raimi IMDb Oct 83 Sep 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at US Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Evilspeak

Evilspeak Blu ray Clint Howard Jan

1982 US horror video by Eric Weston IMDb

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Mar 84 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Expose Expose DVD 1975 UK video by James Kenelm Clarke IMDb

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Mar 84 DPP 39 18 cert BBFC cut
51s
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
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Blu-ray at US Amazon
Faces of Death Original Faces of Death DVD 1981 US documentary video by Conan Le Cilaire IMDb

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Sep 82 DPP 39 18 cert BBFC cut
2:19s
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Fight for your Life Fight for your Life 1977 Canadian video by Robert A Endelson IMDb

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Sep 84 DPP 39 Video Nasty Video Nasty R0 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
Forest of Fear Toxic Zombies DVD 1979 US video by Chuck McCrann IMDb Nov 83 DPP 39 Video Nasty Video Nasty R1 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Frozen Scream Frozen Scream DVD 1975 US video by Frank Roach IMDb Aug 84 Oct 84 Video Nasty Video Nasty

R2 DVD at UK Amazon

     
The Funhouse Funhouse DVD Elizabeth Berridge 1981 US video by Tobe Hooper IMDb

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Sep 84 Jun 85 15 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
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uncut
uncut
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The Gestapo's Last Orgy

Gestapos Last Orgy Daniela Poggi

1977 Italian video by Cesare Canevari IMDb

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Mar 84 DPP 39 Video Nasty Video Nasty   MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
The House by the Cemetery

The House By The Cemetery Blu-ray

1981 Italian video by Lucio Fulci IMDb

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Jan 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
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House on the Edge of the Park House on the Edge of the Park 1979 Italian horror thriller by Ruggero Deodato IMDb

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Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert BBFC cut
43s
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Human Experiments Experiments Michael Laughlin Murphy Fletcher 1980 US film by Gregory Goodell IMDb

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Jul 83 Mar 84 Video Nasty Video Nasty        
I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses Drop Dead Dearest Miss Kisses 1978 Canadian video by Murray Markowitz IMDb Aug 84 Oct 84 18 cert BBFC cut
1:06s
       
I Spit on Your Grave I Spit On Your Grave Blu-ray 1978 US video by Meir Zarchi IMDb

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Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert BBFC cut
2:54s
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
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Inferno

Inferno Blu ray Daria Nicolodi

1980 Italian video by Dario Argento IMDb

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Aug 84 Sep 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
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RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Island of Death

Island Death Dual Format Blu ray

1972 US/Greek horror by Nico Mastorakis IMDb

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Nov 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at US Amazon
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The Killer Nun Killer Nun DVD cover 1978 Italian video by Giulio Berruti IMDb Aug 84 Jul 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at US Amazon
Blu-ray at US Amazon
The Last House on the Left The Last House on the Left 1972 US video by Wes Craven IMDb

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Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at US Amazon
Blu-ray at US Amazon
Late Night Trains

Night Train Murders Blu ray Flavio

1975 Italian film by Aldo Lado IMDb

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Jul 83 Mar 84 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at US Amazon
Blu-ray at US Amazon
The Living Dead Living Dead Manchester Morgue DVD 1974 Italian/Spanish horror by Jorge Grau IMDb

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Oct 83 Apr 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
Blu-ray at US Amazon
Love Camp 7

Love Camp 7 Blu-rayCombo

1968 US prison film by Lee Frost IMDb

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Apr 85 DPP 39 Video Nasty
 
Video Nasty R0 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
Blu-ray at US Amazon
Madhouse Madhouse DVDBlu-rayCombo 1981 US/Italian video by Ovidio G Assonitis IMDb

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Nov 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Mardi Grass Massacre

Marias B Movie Mayhem Massacre Region

1978 US horror by Jack Weis IMDb

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Nov 83 DPP 39 Video Nasty Video Nasty R1 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Night of the Bloody Apes Night Bloody Apes Elias Moreno 1969 Mexican video by Rene Cordona Jr IMDb

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Nov 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Night of the Demon Night Demon Joy Allen 1980 US video by James C Wasson IMDb Oct 83 DPP 39 18 cert BBFC cut
1:41s
  MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Nightmare Maker

Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker Svenson

1981 US horror by William Asher IMDb

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Nov 83 Dec 85 Video Nasty Video Nasty   MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
Nightmares in a Damaged Brain

Nightmares Damaged Brain Blu ray Stafford

1981 US video by Romano Scavolini IMDb

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Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Possession Possession DVD Isabelle Adjani 1981 French/W German horror by Andrzej Zulawski IMDb

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Sep 83 Sep 84 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
     
Pranks Dorm That Dripped Blood Blu ray 1982 US slasher by Jeff Obrow & Stephen Carpenter IMDb Oct 83 Sep 85 18 cert BBFC cut
10s
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
Blu-ray at US Amazon
Prisoner of the Cannibal God Mountain of the Cannibal God DVD 1978 Italian video by Sergio Martino IMDb

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Nov 83 May 85 18 cert BBFC cut
2:06s
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
Revenge of the Bogeyman Bogeyman 2 DVD Suzanna Love 1982 US horror by Bruce Starr IMDb

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Sep 84 Jul 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
R rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at US Amazon
The Slayer The Slayer Blu-ray 1981 US horror by JS Cardone IMDb

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Oct 83 Apr 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA R uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Snuff

Snuff Blu ray US Roberta Findlay

1974 US/Argentina horror by Michael & Roberta Findlay IMDb

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Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at US Amazon
SS Experiment Camp

Experiment Camp Blu ray Mircha Carven

1976 Italian video by Sergio Garrone IMDb

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Jul 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon

RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon

MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at US Amazon
Tenebrae

Tenebrae Blu ray Anthony Franciosa

Italian giallo by Dario Argento IMDb

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Mar 84 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at US Amazon
RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
Terror Eyes Night School DVD Region NTSC 1980 US horror by Ken Hughes IMDb

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Mar 84 Jun 85 18 cert BBFC cut
1:16s
R1 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA R uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at US Amazon
The Toolbox Murders Toolbox Murders Blu-ray 1978 US horror by Dennis Donnelly IMDb

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Nov 83 May 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
Blu-ray at US Amazon
Unhinged

Unhinged DVD Laurel Munson

1982 US slasher  by Don Gronquist IMDb

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Nov 83 May 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at US Amazon
Visiting Hours Visiting Hours Blu-rayCombo 1981 Canadian horror video by Jean-Claude Lord IMDb

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Sep 84 Nov 84 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
RA Blu-ray at UK Amazon
The Werewolf and the Yeti

Werewolf Paul Naschy

1975 Spanish horror by Miguel Iglesias IMDb

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Aug 84 DPP 39 Video Nasty Video Nasty   MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
The Witch who Came from the Sea

The Witch Who Came From The Sea Blu-ray

1976 US video by Matt Cimber IMDb

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Aug 84 Jun 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
R Rated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at US Amazon
RA Blu-ray at US Amazon
Women Behind Bars Women Behind Bars DVD 1975 French/Belgian video by Jess Franco IMDb

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Aug 84 Oct 84 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at US Amazon
Zombie Creeping Flesh Zombie Creeping Flesh Blu-ray 1981 Italian/Spanish horror by Vincent Dawn (Bruno Mattei) IMDb

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Jul 83 Jul 85 18 cert uncut
uncut
R0 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at UK Amazon
MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
Blu-ray at US Amazon
Zombie Flesh Eaters Zombie Flesh Eaters Tisa Farrow 1979 Italian video by Lucio Fulci IMDb

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Oct 83 DPP 39 18 cert uncut
uncut
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
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MPAA
Unrated
uncut
uncut
R1 DVD at UK Amazon
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Shock Horror Prior to the establishment of UK state censorship implemented in the Video Recordings Act of 1984, censorship was in the realms of the courts and the Obscene Publications Act. This required the courts to apply the test of whether videos were likely to "deprave and corrupt" the viewer. The Director Of Public Prosecutions (DPP) maintained a list of those videos that were felt likely to be found obscene by the courts and hence worthwhile prosecuting.

Of course, the real drivers behind the moral panic were the UK press led by the ever obnoxious Daily Mail. Not to mention a few politicians who felt they could make a name for themselves.

Several versions of the video nasty list were published with videos added and removed  over the period 1983-1985. 72 videos were listed at least for a while.  Another couple of films can stake a claim via a shared name with listed films. 39 made it through to the end, and these became known as the DPP39s. These 39 titles became the most sought after collectibles.

Some videos were seized under an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order. This is a legal gambit whereby victims admitted that the videos were 'obscene', and therefore subject to seizure in return for the confiscation being the end of the matter. Victims were therefore able to avoid the possibility of fines and jail under a full obscenity trial. The authorities benefited from being able to continue imposing their 'not very obscene' definitions of obscenity without worrying about them being challenged in court. This arrangement has allowed the OPA to persist for many years even where the material targeted has absolutely no chance of 'depraving' or 'corrupting' anyone.


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